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. and this morning, former penn state football coach jerry sandusky finds out if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse, he already put out a taped statement denying it all. we'll have the latest from the courthouse as soon as it happens. it is happening within minutes there in pennsylvania. >>> good morning from washington, it's four weeks until election day, tuesday, october 10. will romney serve in national polling translate into gains where it really matters t battleground states, the mimpb battleground states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio. romney will not be president unless he can put these states in play. in a new pew poll conducted since wednesday. just last month in the same poll, romney trailed by eight points. driving romney surge, a spike in republican enthusiasm, more republicans made it through pew's likely voter screen than democrats. and a larger group of registered voters, the candidates are tied at 46. while it's unlikely returns on election day make it unlikely in this pew sample that romney has the upper hand. and looking inside the pew number
. not before the former penn state assistant coach had his say in court. nbc's john yang has our report from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky said nothing as he arrived in a red prisoner's jumpsuit over a bulletproof vest, looking thinner after 112 days in jail. inside, he sat passively, as three of his victims told the court of the psychological effects of the abuse when they were young boys. the man known as victim six spoke of his sense of betrayal, the very kids you claimed to help were the very ones you victimized. victim five asked the judge to consider the tears, pain and private anguish i and others have suffered. they spoke to a hushed courtroom. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff was inside. >> the most powerful moment came when victim four said, i'll never forgive you, because of you, i can't allow my only child out of sight out of fear of what might happen to him. >> reporter: sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement about what he called the worst loss of my life. he repeated points he made in a defiant 3:00 statement broadcast on pe
to their bodies but what you did to their psyches and souls. joining me now is mark brennan who covers penn state. on his website fightonstate.com, he was in the courtroom today. mark, it's good to see you. obviously this story is never easy to discuss, but does this in some ways -- i hate the notion of closure, because it's not like you wake up and something suddenly goes away. does this help at all now that jerry sandusky will likely spend of rest of his life in jail? >> yeah. you talk about a 30 to 60-year sentence. it might as well be 300 years. if penn state fans have one concern, they think only 30 years? most people realize it's for the rest of his life. the real odd thing today, every time this guy opens his mouth, whether it was costas last november or the radio thing yesterday or whether it was today, he just looks more and more guilty. we could see why he wasn't on the stand at his trial. >> you know, we heard people talk about perhaps a smirk on his face inside the courtroom before the sentencing he had this statement saying that the only person that he'd had, you know, sexual relatio
will learn his fate any moment now. the sentencing for the former penn state assistant football coach is now underway. he is 68 years old. he faces hundreds of years in prison. an expected life sentence but he is still claiming his innocence in these cases, releasing this recorded state on the eve of his sentencing. >> why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice but i'm not sure about it. martha: hmmm. proclaiming his innocence the former coach and at least some of his victims are planning to address the court today. of course we'll bring you that as soon as it cops in. as soon as the sentence is handed down. bill: breaking news on that. governor mitt romney delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. during that address he suggested that the president's leadership style has made the middle east more dangerous. >> the pr
seconds, but first our headlines. >> former penn state former assistant football coach jerry sandusky speaking out, saying in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. his words run by a student-run broadcast station at penn state. >>> the centers for disease control now saying as many as 13,000 people might have received a steroid shot linked to the outbreak of fungal meningitis. the medication most commonly used to treat back pain. so far 105 people have been infected across nine states. eight have died. the manufacturer pulling its products off the market. now back to greta. >> greta: okay. we need some viewer help on this one. help us understand david axelrod's logic on this one. when his candidate, president obama, breaks two of his 2008 campaign promises, axelrod says that's not a lie. when governor romney in 2012 makes a campaign promise about taxes, the obama campaign calls governor romney a liar. why is one guy's campaign promises now broken? not a lie, the other guy's campaign promises a lie. how can that be? here's david axelrod on cbs's "face the nation."
, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and ore accusers. they won." the judge sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in prison telling sandusky this crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyche and souls. outside court prosecutor joe said sandusky's statement was a joke. >> it was self-centered. it was devoid of any connection to the reality of the harm he caused. >> reporter: joe amendola set the grounds for appeal saying acquittal was possible had he had more time to prepare his case. >> what was the harm in giving him another six months to prove that? to do more research? to do more investigative work? which is what we were in the process of doing. >> reporter: the victim attorney doesn't believe there are any grounds for an appeal. though she was satisfied with today's sentence, she feels it still may not be enough. >> i honestly don't believe that there is enough time in the universe to create justice in this case. >> reporter: so again, wolf, sandusky sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. sandusky telling the court, "please don't cl
island, also, a mention during a dedication ceremony, of a veterans... alma mater of penn state and, the most magnificent tribute is the naval warship behind me, the uss michael murphy, he was killed and died on the deadliest day for american naval war fare and that was since world war ii and june 28th, 2005, this is how it went down, he was leading a four man team tracking down a key taliban leader after being shot in the back he left a protected position to get a signal to radio for backup and, he and two other seals were killed that day along with 16 of his rescuers which also included seals and night stalkers with their helicopter, which was shot down. >> mortally wounded, lieutenant michael murphy found the time to say thank you in his final transmission to those directing assistance to his position. >> reporter: well, even when growing up, murphy's nickname was protector, because he stood up for kids who were billied and michael murphy's mother, maureen says the medal of honor, was always honorable, selfless and strong. >> people said to me, oh, you know, just a big dropout ra
down within the last hour. the disgraced former penn state football coach ordered to serve at least 30 years in prison on 45 different counts of child molestation. the lead prosecutor didn't hold back his thoughts on sandusky, especially his statement he released yesterday. >> a masterpiece that the now self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused, as if he, again, were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> he's talking about the report that jerry sandusky released on the even of the sentencing. now his lawyers vow to appeal the penalty, saying they never got a chance to prove their case. >> would we have been able to prove it? we don't know. did we want the opportunity to prove it? yes. could it have been proven? very possibly, but we'll never know that. but the real question, folks, is why didn't we get the chance? >> nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from outside the courthouse. so, michael, explain how this all went down inside. >> reporter: well, as you ment
. sandusky himself, as john said, gave a rambling statement all over the map, talked about his days as a penn state football coach, the agony of defeat as well as the thrills of victory, talked about the times he spent with children and hoped that some glimmer of hope might come out of all this. talked about how in his prison cell, he reached over on his 46th wedding anniversary to hug his wife dottie and banged into a wall. judge cleland was very stern and measured in his talk. he called this a story of betrayal. he said your crime, addressing sandusky, is not just the assault you did on these victims' bodies, but the assault you did on their psyches and their souls, and he said the sentence he was imposing of 30 years, knowing, recognizing that sandusky was a 68-year-old man, means that you will go to jail for the rest of your life. >> and i know that sandusky'sam has said that he's going to pursue this and appeal this, which is not a surprise, but does it seem like there are significant grounds for an appeal? >> reporter: well, the grounds for appeal that sandusky's lawyer have cited was t
bars and if he'll be labeled a sexually violent predator. former penn state assistant coach is expected to address the court during his sentencing. sandusky was found guilty of sexually assaulting several young boys including some on penn state's campus. >>> the first commercial cargo flight is on its way to the international space station. >> two, one -- and liftoff! >> it's carrying everything from food to clothes to science experiments. due to arrive on wednesday. the first of a dozen commercial cargo flights contracted by nasa. >>> two philadelphia brides will never forget their weddings for absolutely the wrong reasons. this weekend three people were arrested when two different wedding parties got into a fight in a hotel lobby. during the fight one of the wedding guests had a heart attack and died. still unclear why the brawl started in the first place. >>> an englishman and a japanese man will share the nobel prize for medicine. the announcement in in norway recognizes their understanding on how cells and organisms development. >>> cases of fungal meningitis are believed to be lin
. >>> former penn state coach and convicted child abuser jerry sandusky set to be sentenced tomorrow. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what's the latest? >> sandusky's attorney tells cnn that his client will speak and claim his innocence at tomorrow's sentencing hearing and that he's been writing a statement in prison. the 68-year-old former penn state football coach could face life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse. a jury found that he used his access to school facilities to abuse ten boys over a 15-year period. >>> and the man arrested but never charged in natalee holloway's 2005 disappearance is in the news again. joran van der sloot is in prison for the murder of stefani flores in peru and he may soon be a father. he met the expectant mother behind bars and became pregnant after an unsupervised visit. >>> and the $11.7 million win has been reported to the gambling commission saying the payout is being withheld. he hit a two-night winning streak at the casino in august. details have not been released and there's been
writer at the "wall street journal" and matt mccall the president of the penn financial group. good to have you with us this morning. let's take a look at some of the numbers. one of the numbers revealed in this economic report is this one, 114,000 new jobs were added in the month of september. some folks are questioning how you get from a to b with that 7.81% number. let me put one more number up here which may give some background information on this. employed part time for economic reasons, so people who took a part time job because they can't get a full time job we assume, that number keeps rising, that went from 8 million to 8.6 million in the month of september. sort it automatic for us, steve. >> that is a big job. this is the weirdist report i've seen in 20 years or so i've studies these reports. we had such a wide divergence in terms. two reports that came out this morning, martha, you really did a nice job of explaining to people why we had the fall in unemployment even though the unemployment rate, even though there were only about 114,000 jobs created, which was the othe
at penn state is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. in june he was convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing boys over a span of 15 years. >>> the house intelligence committee reports two of the world's biggest telecom companies could pose a threat to national security because of their ties to the chinese government. the two firms have tried to expand operations in the west. they dispute the findings from congress. >>> a record shattering men's run at the chicago marathon by the first ethiopian winner. the 25-year-old slashed the course record by about a minute. also broke kenya's streak of nine consecutive wins. >>> the presidential campaign coverage seems to rely, of course, on live tv events. quick sound bites. but more often the campaign moments that go down in history end up being captured by still photographs. getty images photographer chip joins us this morning. took some pictures at the debate. first start by describing the tone in the hall. what did it feel like before you even started snapping pictures? >> before the debate begins, the room starts to fill
college years at penn state. everything was just kind of an evolution. i think that the filled auditorium last night got a good understanding of everybody reads that and says, geez, i wonder if i could do something like that. push come to shove, could i do that? i think what it did was added the natural evolution that when they got done watching that, they said yeah, now we understand why he did what he did. >> well, on this sunday, mr. and mrs. murphy, you give us hope, courage and faith in the great american spirit and we can't thank you enough that you had your boy and sharing your story. >> author of s.e.a.l. of honor, we appreciate talking to you. >> brand-new details on the investigation into the four americans murdered at our consulate in libya. we have a live update in moments. >> if you make a mistake on the field, your coach makes you take a lap. now one state says that's equal to corporal punishment. your emails on this topic coming up next. [ mujahid ] there was a little bit of trepidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you
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